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Well Worn, an interactive theatre company with a strong environmental ethos, has produced an educational play to help learners and teachers deal with mounting environmental problems such as climate change, energy and water shortages.

The aim of the production is to promote concern for creating a better and more sustainable environment. The company, based in Westdene, Johannesburg, is taking the play on a tour of schools around Gauteng throughout this year and into 2011 and is funded by the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund.

Assistant project coordinator Sine Msomi said the company “aims to create original and stimulating theatrical work around the themes of climate change and global warming, sustainable and holistic development, social justice and the ever-growing ‘eco-consciousness’ taking over the planet”.

Said Msomi: “We strive to encourage in South Africa’s youth an intelligent and eager theatregoing audience and socially responsible generation.”

With a talented and skilful cast, including Craig Morris of Blood Orange fame, the production is both exciting and engaging.

Msomi said it is hoped that learners will become good ambassadors in creating awareness of the need to care for the environment. Each school gets a free resource pack and tool kits after the play — the only cost is the school’s commitment to tackling climate change by starting a water- and energy-saving project, said Msomi.

“Educators or principals wishing to book this excellent and informative play and programme for their school should get in touch with the company as soon as possible as slots are filling up fast.”

For more information, visit www.wellworn.org.za, phone Sine Msomi at 011 023 9440 or email [email protected]

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